Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media , September 23, 2015
The American College of Physicians outlines when and how telemedicine can be used appropriately in primary care and what's needed to make it better.
Evidence is incomplete, but still shows most patients will be impacted by the problem at some point in their lives.
- Advancing person-centered and self-managed care
- Transforming healthcare delivery and community health
- Improving research and innovation efforts
- Enhancing the national health IT infrastructure
Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media , September 22, 2015
A few pioneering healthcare providers have figured that because customer relationship management apps are so good at the people-oriented workflow details necessary for care coordination, the effort to customize CRM for healthcare would be worth it.
- Too many EHRs either require care coordinators to adopt unfamiliar workflows.
- EHRs require too much time, effort, training and retraining to provide workflows which are sufficiently tailored to the provider's way of doing things, or to the workflows that make the most sense for care coordinators.
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , September 22, 2015
An Institute of Medicine report estimates that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lives and that that the severity of these errors will "worsen as the delivery of healthcare and the diagnostic process continue to increase in complexity."
record system, according to RWJF. "While this represents a significant increase from the prior year, many fewer hospitals appear to be ready to meet Stage 2 meaningful use criteria and may be subject to penalties."
- While HITECH was a key driver to the adoption of electronic health records, only 1,826 hospitals had successfully attested to Stage 2 of the program in 2014, far fewer than the 4,379 that attested previously to Stage 1. That indicates that providers were facing substantial challenges in meeting the more stringent requirements. Physician participation in the Program has declined in the past year.
- Health information exchanges (HIEs) were operating in most states and could support the sharing of different kinds of data, but were faced with obstacles, such as the ability to hire and retain staff, disagreement on what "HIE" includes, privacy concerns and problems with financial sustainability.